If you’ve been having a hard time trying to cook the right dish for your vampire friend, HBO and Marcelle Bienvenu have a solution. The “True Blood” cookbook is set to hit the stores August 29.
In a nutshell the “True Blood” cookbook is a list of delicious Cajun dishes inspired by HBO’s very popular vampire drama show. For the real “True Blood” fans the cookbook is going to be so very thrilling to try. And it’s also a must for people often throwing parties. Recipes such as blood-red beet bisque, okra gumbo, red beans and rice or jambalaya will bring that Louisiana “True Blood” cuisine in your kitchen too.
“True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps” is the work of Cajun chef Marcelle Bienvenu. “I’m going to be honest with you, I had never seen the show before they asked me to do this cookbook” confessed the Cajun chef and professor of culinary arts at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
“I sat down and watched it with my notebook and I was amazed how much food was mentioned in the series” said chef Bienvenu of the “True Blood” series. “It was fun making the recipes comes to life. I think people are still mystified by south Louisiana food. There’s still such a mystique about the food and culture here” she added.
The “True Blood” cookbook is a masterpiece. Not only will you finally learn the secrets of making drink recipes such as Tequila Moonrise and Moonshine Rising but the cookbook features pictures and excerpts from the series too.
And when chef Bienvenu talks about the recipes in the book, it’s simply a mouthwatering experience. “Chicken-fried steaks and hoecakes are popular Southern dishes – delicious pancakes served with pure cane syrup and tender pieces of beef, battered and fried. What can be better than that?” said the Cajun chef.
By the way the recipes in the “True Blood” cookbook have been named after the actual series. “These are real recipes for food we here in Louisiana eat all the time. I think people are really going to enjoy them” Bienvenu said.
“Lettie Mae Daniels’s Holy Hoecakes” and the “Jessica Hamby’s Chicken-Fried Love With Gravy” are definitely two “True Blood” recipes you must try.